Puyloubier Wine Walk in the Bouches-du-Rhône
Perched on a rocky spur at a height of 400 metres on the southern slopes of Sainte-Victoire mountain, the village of Puyloubier is graced with magnificent viewpoints. This haven of tranquillity steeped in vast expanses of woodland and grey-blue mountains is planted with 2,470 acres of vines, forming the largest winegrowing terroir in the Bouches-du-Rhône area. Hop onto the Sentier Vigneron de Puyloubier starting out from the wine cooperative – the walk features a 5 km short loop and longer 13 km hike. During the walk, you’ll learn all about the winegrowers’ tasks through the seasons, while revelling in pretty glimpses of Puyloubier and the Vallée de l’Arc against the backdrop of Sainte-Victoire mountain. Don’t forget to take a pic! Along the way, you’ll notice a wild blackthorn hedge – its fruit is used to produce a delicious local liqueur. Dotted with downy oaks, maples, elms and olive trees, the trail runs alongside the Foreign Legion vineyards and promises gorgeous scenery galore. Make the most of your excursion to visit the Foreign Legion museum and savour a drink or lunch at a local eatery. Last but not least, wind up your tour with a well-earned glass of rosé at the cooperative.